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Re: Handmade POW tin identification
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 30 May 20 22:31 BST (UK) »
I see that long arrow as a flagpole, with a flag billowing below it, lowered to reveal that gleaming palace beyond. 

Haven't a clue what any of that might signify!   
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Re: Handmade POW tin identification
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 31 May 20 00:48 BST (UK) »
I see that long arrow as a flagpole, with a flag billowing below it, lowered to reveal that gleaming palace beyond. 

Haven't a clue what any of that might signify!

Yes, it could well be a flag. 

I had (wrongly I think) interpreted it as waves in an ocean, though I couldn’t make sense of the diagonal line.

Flag makes a lot more sense.

Images chosen could just mean that he was feeling nostalgic for his homeland, and that was the design he came up with.  ;)

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Re: Handmade POW tin identification
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 31 May 20 00:54 BST (UK) »
The number 22 is written on the front of the tin (alongside a Roman numeral ll) and also beside his name. I think suggested as a date by Max?

There seem to be letters in each of the four corners on the “Grossenbrode” side of the tin. I can see an M and a K, maybe a U, but the other is not clear. Marks that look like an M, N or W appear all over so I think many of them are decorative rather than have any meaning ...


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Re: Handmade POW tin identification
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 31 May 20 09:23 BST (UK) »
I see 2200..  not 22
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Re: Handmade POW tin identification
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 31 May 20 09:31 BST (UK) »
You might be right ShaunJ.  :)

Am I imagining seeing a “tail” on the last o? Not that it is relevant or likely to help identification.. :)

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Re: Handmade POW tin identification
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 31 May 20 12:21 BST (UK) »
22 II (I can't reproduce the slant of the lines above the two verticals) is an absolutely classic germanic way of representing 22nd February.

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« Reply #15 on: Sunday 31 May 20 12:47 BST (UK) »
wondering could this Toll Barr be an airman Grosenbrodie
had a German luftwafte airbase

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« Reply #16 on: Sunday 31 May 20 12:49 BST (UK) »
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Re: Handmade POW tin identification
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 31 May 20 13:33 BST (UK) »
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22 II (I can't reproduce the slant of the lines above the two verticals) is an absolutely classic germanic way of representing 22nd February.

I hadn't even spotted that
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